In exchange for a donation of a food item or a toy, individuals with outstanding Delaware County failure-to-pay warrants can enter into a new agreement.

“We want to clear up those warrants,” said Caroline Weaver, Delaware County Court Clerk. 

The program, which runs from Friday, Dec. 8 through Monday, Dec. 18, lets individuals with outstanding failure-to-pay warrants bring in five canned goods or one new unwrapped toy.

In exchange, the court will drop the warrant and establish a new payment schedule, Weaver said. 

Failure-to-pay warrants are issued when a person fails to pay their court costs and fines payment arrangements. 

“This is only for failure-to-pay warrants,” said Delaware County Special Judge Alicia Littlefield.

If a person has a probation violation, they will be made aware of the situation.

“This is a perfect solution for everyone involved,” Littlefield said. “People are able to get back on track with their legal fines and the people who are struggling during this holiday season can also benefit.” 

The donations will go to the local agencies which help families during the Christmas season. 

Items may be dropped off at the Court Clerk’s office, located in the Delaware County Courthouse in Jay.